Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

THE FEDERAL Government has made a very significant change to capital gains tax (CGT) affecting ex pats, but it’s likely there are many Australians living overseas who are still completely in the dark about it. Put simply, the change entails the CGT exemption for the Australian family home, which has been in existence for 35 […]

The CGT Saver Report

    Let me introduce you to our new product, the CGT Saver™ Report – A report specifically created to prevent our clients from paying too much in Capital Gains Tax. Although you can no longer claim depreciation on second-hand Plant & Equipment Items (ovens, dishwashers, etc.), with Washington Brown’s CGT Saver™, you can claim […]

The Five Things Your Tax Depreciation Schedule Must Contain

An investment property tax deductions calculator won’t always show you everything you can claim. Many leave out the assets that go into a typical depreciation schedule. Here are the things that your tax depreciation schedule must contain. When it comes to tax, there’s one question you must ask about your investment property: what can I […]

The Ultimate Guide to Claiming Capital Works

Find out What Capital Works Are and How You Can Claim Them Not all people buy an investment property in Australia and leave it just the way it is. Many invest in improvements, so they can charge more rent to tenants. Buying a property and making improvements to it is one of the best investment […]

Discover the Benefits of Investing in New Homes

Your Investment Property in Australia Doesn’t Have to be Pre-Owned Whether you buy an old or new property is one of the key decisions you’ll have to make when buying an investment property in Australia. Both have their advantages. With an old property, you can often secure a great deal, plus there’s potential to renovate […]

Choosing a Location: Everything You Need to Know

Our Location-Based Property Investment Strategies in Australia You need to consider much more than the state of the property when buying an investment property in Australia. The location plays just as big of a role in your decision. After all, a property in the wrong location won’t attract any demand. With no demand, you can’t […]

Commercial Space Deductions

Make Sure You Claim All Depreciation on Your Commercial Real Estate If you’re thinking about buying commercial real estate in Melbourne, you need to prepare yourself. Many people fail to claim the commercial tax deductions in Australia that are due to them. This results in thousands of lost dollars. You can claim for all sorts […]

Five Property Negotiation Tactics To Save You Money

Spend Less with the Right Tactics Information goes a long way when you’re buying an investment property in Australia. Without information, you can’t prepare for the negotiations. This is when you sit down with the seller to try and find the right price for your investment property in Australia. However, the information you have isn’t […]

Why Buying Off-The-Plan Will Make You Money

Don’t Be Put Off Because You Can’t Explore The Property There are many things you need to consider when buying an investment property in Australia. While the process may be exciting, it can also be confusing. One of the main choices you need to make relates to the type of property you buy. Do you […]

Finally, Some Clarity

On Friday 14th July, the Treasury Office released a draft bill regarding how depreciation deductions on a second-hand property can be claimed moving forward. They also invited interested parties to make submissions. It’s complicated, to say the least, so I’ve tried to simplify this Bill and the key points. Here are my 9 Key Takeaways […]